burglary Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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burglarynoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈbɜr·ɡlə·ri/
the crime of illegally entering a building and stealing things: [C] He committed more than a dozen burglaries in the last year.
Translations of “burglary”
in Korean 강도죄…
in Arabic سطو…
in Portuguese arrombamento com a finalidade de roubar, roubo…
in Catalan robatori (en una casa)…
in Japanese 押し込み強盗…
in Italian furto con scasso…
in Chinese (Traditional) 入室盜竊(罪)…
in Russian ограбление со взломом…
in Turkish hırsızlık, soygun…
in Chinese (Simplified) 入室盗窃(罪)…
in Polish włamanie…
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